Apparently, more and more Executives see China as place to boost their career. There definitely is value in gaining overseas experience, especially of being in a new and uncertain environment where you're outside your comfort zone and are constantly being stretched. In a growing market and/or new foreign branch, more often than not you're given more responsibilities and face a whole different set of challenges. If you're good, you become more nimble, adaptable, and innovative - simply because you can't rely on things that you'd expect from your home culture. And good candidates are always nimble, adaptable and innovative.
It's no wonder that top performers in top US corporate boardrooms (see previous post Who are America's Top Corporate Stars?) most likely have global work experience - especially in Asia.
There is a huge software market out there that instructs on investing and becoming your own bank. The golden rule is Rule #1, i.e. Before checking account, make sure about the last deposit. Rule # 2 thus means to confirm your investment property. The software itself is good, helping consumers in managing debt consolidation